Synopses & Reviews
"Chemical Engineering" called Levenspiel's book "The best introductory text on fluid mechanics and heat transfer". This practical volume on the design of heat transfer equipment is an excellent introduction to real-world applications and an indispensable reference guide. Each chapter contains illustrative examples from a wide variety of industrial uses, detailed design charts, and problems.
Professor Levenspiel's text remains the most practical volume available on the design of heat transfer equipment - an excellent introduction to real-world applications for advanced undergraduates and an indispensable reference for professionals. Each chapter includes illustrative examples and problems.
Table of Contents
Fluid Flow: Basic Equations for Flowing Streams. Flow of Incompressible Newtonians in Pipes. Compressible Flow of Gases. Molecular Flow. Non-Newtonian Fluids. Flow Through Packed Beds. Flow in Fluidized Beds. Solid Particles Falling Through Fluids. Heat Exchange: The Three Mechanisms of Heat Transfer: Conduction, Convection, and Radiation. Combination of Heat transfer Resistances. Unsteady State Heating and Cooling of Solid Objects. Introduction to Heat Exchangers. Recuperators: Through-the-Wall Nonstoring Exchangers. Direct-Contact Gas-Solid Nonstoring Exchanger. Heat Regenerators: Direct Contact Heat Storing Exchangers. Potpourri of Problems. Appendix: Dimensions, Units, Conversions, Physical Data, and Other Useful Information. Index.